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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection,; disappointing parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Dilili in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical Parisian adventure is entertaining but uneven.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Meta faux-docu a fun new take on the now classic musical.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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Just Dance 2020 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Mrs. Lowry & Son Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Biopic about artist's relationship with his bullying mother.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Civilisations AR App Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Let's Sing Country Game Poster Image
age 14+
This country karaoke's tune is way off key.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Enjoyable modern-day fairy tale has music, romance, humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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High Strung Free Dance Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sensational music/dance numbers rise above so-so romance.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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The Kid Should See This Website Poster Image
age 6+
Solid videos that aren't intended -- but are OK -- for kids.
URL: https://thekidshouldseethis.com
(2019)
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Note Quest: Learn Music Fast App Poster Image
age 8+
Speedy sight-reading drills work best with teacher support.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Faith, Hope & Love Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith, fun, and footwork in dance-centric romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Pavarotti Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu traces opera icon's rise; some swearing, war images.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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Pepi Wonder World App Poster Image
age 3+
Imagination soars through free-play storytelling tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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